Executive Consultant ---------------------------CCClick here to Download Bio

Ms. Agnew has thirty years of experience in policy development and implementation, program and project management, coalition building and negotiation, public communication in four Federal agencies and five State agencies. Most recently Ann served as Executive Secretariat for the Department of Health and Human Services where she managed the office responsible for ensuring coordination and clearance of all policy documents for Secretary’s briefings, decisions and signature. In this role she directed review and coordinated policy decision making across all of the HHS departments, including CMS, CDC, FDA and NIH. With her staff she served as a gatekeeper for approval of all Department regulations, including complex Medicare payment

systems (annually), implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act and HIPAA privacy and electronic payment standards, Food and Drug Administration regulations, CDC regulations governing select agent registration and safety, regulations setting requirements for Patient Safety Organizations. To facilitate better process she established and chaired several senior inter-agency workgroups to develop policy options and recommendations for wide-range of health, safety and preparedness issues and routinely represented department positions and negotiated directly with other federal agencies, OMB and with White House staff.

Agency Knowledge:

• Health & Human Services

• Department of Transportation

• Office of Personnel Management

• Office of the Secretary of Defense


• Health policy formation and promulgation

• Health care information management

• Federal appropriations

• Federal regulatory process

Selected Positions:

• Executive Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

• Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management

• Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation

• Special Assistant to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense

• Legislative Assistant, US Senate


• Ph.D (abd), University of South Carolina

• MA, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

• BA, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University